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That is to say, a monk out of his cloister.
But this same text he held not worth an oyster;
And I said his opinion was right good.
What? Should he study as a madman would
Upon a book in cloister cell? Or yet
Go labour with his hands and swink and sweat,
As Austin bids? How shall the world be served?
Let Austin have his toil to him reserved.






The Monk was one of the finest monks. He was an abbot--a head of a monastery, and a prior of the cell, which is a head of a subordinate monastery. He was a manly man who liked to hunt, and he owned many well trained, high end horses and greyhounds. Monk liked the modern way of life, he was not as strict and old fashioned like the others. He interacted with the world, he thought he could be a monk and still be with other people. Both the monk and the narrator agree that monks should not have to be cloistered, or secluded from society. The monk was a good man with animals. He liked to have fun. The Monk wore the finest grey fur they could fine, supple boots, and a gold pin that fastened his hood. His head was bald, and he was overweight, with glittering eyes that were very defined. He is unlike any other monk.


We think The Monk is a good man with good intentions, who will be able to help them on their pilgrimage with hunting. The Monk might not be the best for other to follow, because he does not even follow the rules of how a monk is suppose to be. He may sway others in their religion, he may help other break out of their shell and change, because he does not like being stuck in solitary as a normal monk is.
-Chevelle Waege and Cierra Pieper